Expert resume of Dr. Peter M. Werner
Senior Counsel, ISDA; P.R.I.M.E. Finance Expert
Peter Werner is a Senior Counsel based at ISDA’s office in London. Dr. Werner is ISDA’s global lead on financial law reform (contract, insolvency and resolution, collateral, conflict of law rules, dispute resolution). He is also ISDA’s representative on law reform matters to various international organisations (e.g., UNIDROIT, UNCITRAL, Hague Conference on Private International Law) and runs ISDA’s Working Group on Supranationals/IFI. Dr. Werner is also responsible for ISDA’s documentation projects in energy and commodities as well as developing products (including Islamic finance). Furthermore, he is responsible for legal and regulatory issues in emerging markets in Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
Before joining ISDA, Dr. Werner worked with the United Nations and, prior to that, as a solicitor/barrister based in Frankfurt. Dr. Werner is qualified in Germany and holds a Ph.D. in international law. Dr Werner served as Vice-chair of the Private International Law Committee of the ABA Section of International Law and is currently Co-chair of the ABA Task Force on Financial Engineering for Economic Development (FEED). He is also a P.R.I.M.E Finance Expert and a member of the editorial board for the Capital Markets Law Journal (Oxford University Press).